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Recent NC Awards

Community of Lake James, Inc., Morganton, NC
An award of $7,000 was granted for the purchase and installation of deep-water fish attractors in Lake James.

Lincoln County, Denver, NC
An award of $50,000 was granted to establish an environmental stewardship program for the newly established Rock Springs Park.  This 116-acre track of old-growth forest located adjacent to Lake Norman was recently purchased to help protect water quality in the lake.  This award will be used to develop educational opportunities in the park that emphasize the importance of riparian buffers in the protection of water quality, habitat, and species diversity.

NC Wildlife Federation, Charlotte, NC
An award of $70,850 was granted to enhance osprey nesting habitat ($24,900), to create island and access area wildlife habitat ($16,750), and to create fish habitat ($29,00) in several Catawba River reservoirs.

A constructed Osprey nesting platform in Lake Norman.

NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Marion, NC
An award of $19,148 was granted for the purchase and installation of various types of fish attractors and the development of native shoreline vegetation in various Catawba River reservoirs.


Protected Water Willow plantings in Lake Norman.

Protected Black Willow live-stakes in Lake Norman.